Houthis Threaten Saudi Oil Tankers

15 Sep 2017   Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said his rebel alliance would begin attacking Saudi oil tankers should the Kingdom begin an offensive against the key Yemeni port of Hodeidah, according to a new report by Reuters. “We could target Saudi oil tankers and we could do anything, we have not done this before,” he said. The speech, which was televised across the Houthi leader’s territory, added that Yemeni missiles could reach the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, as well as anywhere in Saudi Arabia, though Reuters reports that the group’s technical capability to enforce such a threat is questionable. Abdel Malek insisted that Yemen fired a test missile towards Abu Dhabi earlier this month. The UAE is no longer safe for the country’s citizens, the leader said. Two years of civil war between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed President Abdrabbuh Hadi has left Yemen’s economy wrecked. The KSA is on a mission […]

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